Dell Latitude 7285 Debuts As World’s First Wireless Charging 2-in-1 Business Convertible

Gamers might be drawn to Dell’s refreshed XPS family or the Pascal-sportin’ Inspiron 7000 series, but business users might be more interested in what Dell is cooking up in its Latitude family.

Feast your eyes on the new Latitude 7285 2-in-1 convertible. The Latitude 7285 is aimed at business users that want a wire-free experience, and does so thanks to wireless charging technology from WiTricity. This support is enabled via the optional Latitude 7285 Wireless Charging Keyboard. When combined with the Wireless Charging Mat, you won’t have to worry about plugging in a proprietary power connector or even USB-C. Instead, you can simply set your convertible down on the charging pad and pump up your battery to its maximum capacity.

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“Grab the Latitude 7285 2-in-1 and immediately walk away from your desk without disengaging any wires or a physical dock,” writes Dell. “Return to your desk, set the Latitude 2-in-1 on the power mat, and your PC will begin charging immediately.”

"Dell continues their drive to be first to market with relevant new technology. This collaboration between Dell and WiTricity is making the wireless workplace a reality for customers around the globe," adds Alex Gruzen, CEO of WiTricity. "The Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1 not only enables a more productive working environment, but accelerates establishment of a resonance-enabled wireless charging ecosystem.”

Once you get past the wireless charging support, the rest of the convertible is pretty damn good as well. It is dominated by a 2880x1920 Sharp IGZO display with a 3:2 aspect ratio that is covered by Gorilla Glass 4. You’ll also find Kaby Lake Core and Core vPro processors with support for up to 16GB of DDR4 memory. Up to a 512GB SSD can be installed, and a microSD slot is included for further expansion capabilities. Other features include two Thunderbolt 3 ports, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, Miracast, WiGig and an IR camera with Windows Hello facial recognition support.

The tablet portion weighs 1.48 pounds, and that rises to 2.3 pounds with its keyboard dock. Powering the tablet is a 34 WHr battery (6 hours), which combined with the 22 WHr keyboard base boosts runtime to over 9 hours.

The Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1 will be available in June, and pricing will be announced closer to launch.